The silky finish of polished mahogany and elegant form of a Chris-Craft powerboat that has made the heritage boatmaker a firm favourite among Hollywood’s legendary elite – including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley – has now been captured in a new range of sleek, handcrafted accessories available exclusively at new online retailer Ship & Duck (www.shop.shipnduck.com ).
Chris-Craft collaborated with Dutch designers Miniot to create a new range of beautifully finished handcrafted wooden iPhone cases inspired by the vintage boats themselves.
Carved from the finest mahogany wood, this Chris-Craft Vintage iPhone case (for iPhone 5 and 5S), RRP £95.99 retains a rustic charm, with its fine natural grain remaining an intricate feature of the overall design, while this two-toned Chris-Craft Sport iPhone case, RRP £125.99 is delicately crafted using padouk and maple wood, giving it visual richness and depth.
Outstanding craftsmanship using the finest quality hardwearing materials derived from nature itself, it is the perfect protector for your precious smartphone.
Also part of Ship & Duck’s collection of Chris-Craft products are a range of elegant long boards for the discerning skateboarder and collector – the fruits of the 140-year-old boatmaker’s unique collaboration with Braker Boards USA.
Together they have produced a sleek range of stunning skateboards that echo the same excellent craftsmanship as the heritage vessels themselves. Highly smooth and polished mahogany and teak finishes available for the Chris-Craft Long Board Pin Tail or Cruiser RRP £210, you can also choose the wheel colour (white, black, red, blue and green).
This exclusive collection of Chris-Craft products complement Ship & Duck’s existing range of stylish homewares, clothing and accessories that have all been individually handpicked for the rich and interesting stories that lie behind their creation. Ship & Duck’s boutique only retails design-led products that are borne out of passion and carry an emotional connection to enthusiasts and connoisseurs of popular culture, with it’s core philosophy of only selling ‘Products With Stories’.